I feel like behind the scenes photography is a lost art, particularly when B&W lends itself so well to telling a story within a story at a Los Angeles event. This photograph of a crew of dancers getting ready was taken one hour before showtime. You can see the makeup and body paint artists doing their thing while the performers think about their job. I think black and white photography is the perfect medium for behind the scenes images. It focuses you into the subjects in a very different way than color, causing you to spend more time in the environment and on the expressions of the subjects. I spent my founding years in photography in a darkroom, and always made black and whites prints, usually on Oriental #3 paper, which was my favorite. I still love B&W and offer it to my clients who appreciate it as much as I do.